Small Plane Makes Crash Landing

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 11:09 PM CDT
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Small Plane Makes Crash Landing

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The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Cessna 172 was at about 4:15 p.m. at Spinks Airport when it made a belly landing.

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A flight instructor and a student pilot sustained minor injuries when the aircraft they were flying crash-landed at an airport on Fort Worth's far south side on Thursday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Cessna 172 was making touch-and-go landings at about 4:15 p.m. at Spinks Airport when the aircraft rolled to the left just after takeoff and struck the ground, damaging the left wing and collapsing the nose landing gear.

Neither occupant suffered any serious injury.

The aircraft is registered to the Airline Transport Professionals Corp. of USA, a suburban Jacksonville, Fla., flight-training company.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story from The Associated Press incorrectly stated the plane made a belly landing.

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